By Tatiana Espinosa (undergraduate Social Communication student)
Everyone knows that the Colombian team was one of the best of the World Cup in Brazil, because we won four matches against some of the best teams in the world, and that was without us having played in the World Cup for sixteen years! Since José Pekerman has been the manager of the Colombian team, we have started to win many matches and people have started to believe again in our Colombian soccer players. That is because José Pekerman is a manager from Argentina with a lot of experience and with all the capacity to make a really good team.
I think that the Colombian team did so well in the last World Cup because this year we had a lot of great players with really good skills, and the team that Pekerman made used a wonderful strategy, that no other team had in the event. And this was unexpected - the people from Colombia were surprised about winning each game! James Rodríguez and Radamel Falcao were the two most important players in the team, but when Falcao got hurt, the rest of the team was ready to give all their support to win each game.
The expectations for the next World Cup in Russia 2018 are very high because the team played so well last time, and so the Colombian people are hoping that in this World Cup we can advance more or maybe win every game. Everyone will be supporting the team during all their matches.
Knowing that Pekerman is going to still be the manager of the Colombian team, and James Rodríguez, Radamel Falcao and most of the other players will still be playing in the national team, I hope that we can win more matches. It would also be great to see the prizes of the golden boot and the fair play award stay in our team. Of course, if we can finally win against Brazil and get revenge, that would be great too!